VERSIONS...VARIATIONS....

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  1. rooter

    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

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    The ANT
    AND THE
    GRASSHOPPER


    This one is a little different....
    Two Different Versions ..
    Two Different Morals
    OLD VERSION


    The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long,
    building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and
    laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

    Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.
    The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he
    dies out in the cold.

    MORAL OF THE OLD STORY: Be responsible for yourself!
    ====================

    MODERN VERSION
    The ant works hard in the withering heat and
    the rain all summer long, building his house
    and laying up supplies for the winter.

    The grasshopper thinks the ant
    is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

    Come winter, the shivering grasshopper
    calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be
    allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving..

    CBS, NBC, PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to
    provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper
    next to a video of the ant
    in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
    America is stunned by the sharp contrast.



    How can this be, that in a country of such wealth,
    this poorgrasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

    Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah
    with the grasshopper
    and everybody cries when they sing, 'It's Not Easy Being Green ...'

    Occupy the Anthill stages
    a demonstration in front of the ant's house where the news stations film the
    Black Lives Matter group singing, We shall overcome.


    Then Reverend Al Sharpton
    has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper
    while he damns the ants. He later appears on MSNBC to complain that rich people do not care.


    Former President Obama condemns the ant and blames
    Donald Trump, President Bush 43, President Bush 41, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope

    for the grasshopper'splight.

    Nancy Pelosi & Chuck Schumer
    exclaim in an interview on The View
    that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper ,
    and both call for an immediate tax hike
    on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

    Finally, the EEOC drafts
    the Economic Equity & Anti-Grasshopper Act
    retroactive to the beginning of the summer.

    The ant is fined for failing to hire
    a proportionate number of green bugs and,
    having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given to the grasshopper .


    The story ends as we see the grasshopper and
    his free-loading friends finishing up the last bits of the ant's food
    while the government house he is in, which, as you recall,
    happens to be the ant's old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn't maintain it.


    The ant has disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.



    The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident,
    and the house, now abandoned, is taken
    over by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle,
    once prosperous and peaceful, neighborhood.


    The entire Nationcollapses
    bringing the rest of the free world with it.


    MORAL OF THE STORY:
    Be careful how you vote in 2018.


    I've sent this to you because I believe that you are an ant
    not a grasshopper !


    Make sure that you pass
    this on to other ants.


    Don't bother sending it on to any grasshoppers
    because they wouldn't understand it, anyway
     
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  2. TigerLeo

    TigerLeo Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't like this enough!!!
     
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